Mankato, Minn. – The Mankato MoonDogs Baseball Club, a member of the Northwoods League, has bolstered the rotation and bullpen with the signing of four more pitchers for the 2009 campaign. Chris Garrison (Oregon), Alex Burgos (Manatee CC), John Brebbia (Elon) and James Wise (Washington State) will all become part of the MoonDog family this summer.
Garrison, a 2008 48th-round draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles has been mainly a reliever for the Ducks, but has also made two starts. All-in-all, Garrison has made 12 appearances posting a 0-3 record with a 4.55 ERA in 31.2 innings. He has recorded 15 strikeouts and is holding opponents to a measly .248 average in his freshman campaign.
Burgos will give the MoonDogs yet another option from the left side, as he is the sixth southpaw on the MoonDogs roster for the summer. He finished his spring 3-2 with 47 strikeouts in 55.2 innings pitched for the Lancers, leading them to a Suncoast Conference championship.
Brebbia continues the pipeline from Elon to Mankato, as he finishes up his freshman season with the Phoenix. Brebbia was tied for second on the Elon pitching staff with 22 appearances through 56 games, all in relief. He has struck out 13 in 26.1 innings and is 1-0 on the season for a Phoenix squad that qualified for the NCAA Division I Baseball tournament.
Wise will make his MoonDog debut this summer after his second season with the Washington State Cougars. Wise has made 18 relief appearances through 54 Cougar contests this spring. He has posted a 1-0 record with a 5.48 ERA, and in 21.1 innings, he has struck out 20 batters in leading the Cougars to an at-large berth in the NCAA Baseball Tournament.
The Mankato MoonDogs 2009 Home Opener is set for Friday, May 29 at 7:05 PM against the Rochester Honkers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the team website at www.mankatomoondogs.com or call the MoonDogs Ticket Office at 507-625-7047.